This 40 page full color, photo rich booklet will provide a general overview of the history, theology, practice, and contemporary issues facing Sikhs today. It is meant to be an educational tool for use largely in the non Sikh community, including law enforcement, corporate training, and public and private education.
If we can raise $3800, we can make this high quality booklet a reality. We would spend $1000 on a professional designer to lay out the content for a printer. Illustration and photography would cost another $1450, leaving the remaining $1350 to cover the programmatic expenses of researching, writing and editing.
*We are aiming to have the book sent for printing by April 14, 2013
Some sample text for the book is included below:
"Guru Granth Sahib"
"The Guru Granth Sahib is the scriptural canon of the Sikhs, offering wisdom, grace, and freedom to all people. The Infinite Wisdom contained in it propels Sikhs to shatter prejudices and combat abuses of power. It includes compositions by six Gurus, three disciples of the Gurus, fifteen saints of various religious traditions, and several bards from the Gurus’ courts. The inclusion of non-Sikh contributors highlights the Sikh faith’s universal nature and the deep belief that people from any faith can experience Oneness.
The Sikh scripture departed from sectarian concerns, recognized and respected the wisdom of all people by including the writings of religious personalities from diverse traditions of South Asia.
The Guru Granth Sahib is written in Gurmukhi, a script systemized and institutionalized by Guru Angad (Nanak II). Almost all hymns are set to a musical measure called a rag. Guru Arjan (Nanak V) compiled it and placed it in Darbar Sahib, Amritsar in 1604. It was known as Adi Granth. After Guru Gobind Singh added the compositions of Guru Teghbahadur (Nanak IX), he raised the canon to the status of perpetual Guruship, ordaining it as the Guru Granth Sahib in 1708.
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Please also take a look at the documents section below for a few sample pages from a similar book authored on Islam.